M.Sc. On Campus


Northeastern Illinois University

12 months
865 USD/credit
865 USD/credit
432 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Chemistry program of the Northeastern Illinois University provides graduate education for students planning careers in industry, business, teaching or planning additional graduate work or professional studies.


There are three options available in the program:

  • Separation Science Emphasis: Students in the program can follow the Separation Science Emphasis in order to prepare for careers in pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries as well as environmental laboratories.
  • General Program Emphasis: The General Program Emphasis prepares students to enter professional schools or to continue further graduate work in chemistry.
  • Chemical Education Emphasis: The Chemical Education Emphasis serves in-service middle and high school teachers who attained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and hold a teaching certification/license to become highly qualified teachers trained in advanced chemistry and pedagogical content knowledge of teaching science in secondary schools. They will also be well prepared to conduct research in the area of Chemical Education or teach at 2-year colleges.

Program Benefits

Northeastern's Chemistry Department has an active research program. Students who are pursuing a master’s degree can elect to do their thesis research projects in method development and validation of pharmaceutical products, medicinal chemistry, environmental chemistry, material science and chemical education. The unique separation science program prepares students for employment in industry.

Career Options

Students completing the Chemistry program of the Northeastern Illinois University are likely to find employment in the following fields:

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Work in research and development, quality control, and regulatory affairs.
  • Environmental Chemistry: Analytical testing, product development, safety and regulatory issues.
  • Agriculture or Food Chemistry: Focus in food safety, quality control, nutrition, processing, and packaging.
  • Cosmetic Chemistry: Work in research and development, quality control, process engineering, and regulatory.
  • Education: Teaching in primary or secondary school and two year colleges.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Physical Methods Of Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Thermodynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Courses taken at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services, Inc.)
  • Statement of goals and objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation with signed supplemental Letter of Recommendation Forms
  • Any additional program-specific required documents
  • Application fee
  • Notarized Graduate Financial Statement
  • Notarized bank letter(s) from each sponsor’s financial institution
  • TOEFL or IELTS official score report
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Form I-94 and Form I-20 (if applying from within the U.S.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    865 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    865 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    432 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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